For car enthusiasts, the brand’Porsche’ is literally evaluated as’the most progressive and intense brand’.
In line with this reputation, Porsche’s brand moves are bolder, more agile and progressive than any other brand. The same goes for today’s main character, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a’real variant’ that combines Porsche dynamism, sedan space and’electrical technology’ into one.
In 2020, when hybrid vehicles have become familiar, what kind of charm and value can the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which showed outstanding progress, offer?
The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid inherits the original tone of the Porsche Panamera’s “Porsche 4-door (or flagship) specification”.
In fact, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, like any other Panamera, clearly presents the characteristics of the vehicle through its long overall length of 5,050 mm. Here, it has an overall width and height of 1,935mm and 1,425mm, and a wheelbase of 2,950mm, respectively. For reference, as it is a hybrid model, it has an empty vehicle weight of 2,240kg with the addition of an electric motor and a battery.
Inheriting Porsche’s Unique DNA
The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which is in its second generation, emphasizes not only the first Panamera, but also the’original Porsche DNA’ provided by all subsequent Porsches, and further refines the elements that were lacking and inward. It is a form that increases its value.
Apart from the actual Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, the second-generation Porsche Panamera presents a more distinct Porsche sensibility than the first Panamera. Through this, it emphasizes the firm’Porsche lineage’ rather than the’Panamera variant of the Porsche brand’.
In the case of the front of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a wider front end and a body kit with horizontally drawn details are installed to enhance the emotional appeal. The headlights with Porsche’s unique sensibility on the low-drawn bonnet show even more clearly that it is a’part of Porsche’.
In terms of terms, it is awkward to just list words. The low bonnet line, sleek roof line, four-door and Porsche rear design are all in one bowl.
The words alone may feel awkward, but if you face it, the overall balance and details are excellent, so you are very satisfied. In addition, the details of the green lime color unique to the hybrid model are also a clear appeal point.
Finally, the rear design makes Porsche’s DNA clearer. The body, which has been trimmed into a curve, adds a voluminous shoulder line and a horizontally long rear combination lamp to further highlight Porsche’s unique sensibility. Along with this, despite being a hybrid model, a dual-type muffler tip is added to add high-performance sensitivity.
Porsche’s unique sensibility
The interior space of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid also presents a unique Porsche sensibility.
Red leather is added to the interior, and the contrast of colors presents the sensibility of a high-performance model, as well as Porsche’s own horizontal dashboard and detail elements that highlight Porsche’s unique sensibility.
Porsche-specific details are added here and there. The actual digital display panel and analog cluster are added to present the image of Porsche to the fullest, and the steering wheel has also added new technology, but it further emphasizes the’Porsche sensibility’.
The infotainment system, provided with a wide display panel in the center of the dashboard emphasizing the horizontal, adds vanity and Porsche communication management, so that more various technologies can be easily operated through excellent Korean language.
In addition, the characteristics of the hybrid of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the tuning of various settings for driving are also impressive. In addition, the boss sound system has been added, allowing you to have a more engaging time in the Porsche Panamera.
Since the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a 4-door GT, it offers ample room for the boarding space. Despite its low overall height, it provides more legroom and headroom than expected, and presents high satisfaction to the occupants through the seats with attractive style and delicate direction.
In the case of the second row space, it not only presents attractive second row legroom and headroom, but also provides second row air conditioning control panels and cup holders so that second row passengers can enjoy a more leisurely journey. Through this, it presents the’premium value’ that can satisfy the VIP’s gaze as well as the space for everyday use.
In addition, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has a relatively large storage space as it has a hatchback or sportsback style silhouette. When the actual trunk hatch is lifted, the space of 405L presents neatness, and depending on the situation, the second row seats can be folded in a 4:2:4 ratio, so that a wider space can be used more efficiently.
The heart of the charming Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Under the bonnet of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid lies a hybrid heart that actively reflects Porsche technology and the latest trends.
The base is a V6 2.9L twin-turbo gasoline engine, combined with a powerful electric motor. The V6 engine and electric motor boast performances of 330 hp, 45.9 kg.m and 136 hp (PS), and 40.8 kg.m, respectively, with a combined output of 462 hp and a wealth of torque of 71.4 kg.m. Here, the AWD system and 8-speed PDK are coordinated to bring about optimal driving and efficiency.
In fact, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, even though it has a massive body of 2,240 kg, travels 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds from a standstill and reaches a top speed of 278 km/h. At the time of its debut, the efficiency of 12.3km/L also attracted public attention.
Attractive driving with technology
For a full-fledged drive with the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, the door was opened and the body was placed on the seat.
It is the space that caught the eye. First of all, unlike the white exterior color, I was able to feel great charm in the red interior space that presents a strong contrast. In addition, Porsche’s unique five-circle instrument panel and a gorgeous steering wheel that can focus on driving were all satisfactory.
As it is a hybrid vehicle, the electric motor reacts first rather than the engine when the engine is started, and at low speeds, the electric motor is sufficiently quiet to drive. However, after the battery is exhausted, the engine shows its presence quite hard to charge the battery.
Even if you don’t actually experience the vehicle, you can estimate the powerful performance of the system summation output or the acceleration performance in specifications. And if you step on the accelerator pedal in such anticipation, the’expected’ and’attractive’ acceleration performance fills the interior space.
In addition, even in the absence of an electric motor, there is no burden on performance as it has already secured an outstanding output of 330 horsepower. In addition, when each power source operates and intervenes in performance, there is no sense of disparity, so you can enjoy a sense of satisfaction with the completeness.
In addition, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is more active and active in realizing performance and directing movement as it has an AWD system. Although the weight of the rear wheels is high to emphasize the sporty sensibility, it presents enough presence to reduce the burden of riding a high-performance model.
The 8-speed PDK is satisfactory. The ability to adjust the shifting speed as well as the impact during shifting is very excellent, so I think it is a stable sensibility of the torque converter type rather than a dual clutch transmission. In addition, the presence of a paddle shift that can actively reflect the driver’s will depending on the situation can be said to be a positive factor.
When it comes to the movement of the vehicle, he is very fluent.
This seems to be due to the development background given to the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and further to the Panamera. In fact, the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is not only cluttered in everyday life, but in everyday situations, the word Porsche can be omitted.
I thought that the movement of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which was in full swing during the actual driving process, was similar to the sensibility of a typical sporty sedan.
Even in the midst of this, when the driving mode was changed to Sport and Sport Plus, it was presented with agile and agile, unified movement to the full, expressing the stoic sensibility of the’Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid’.
For reference, when the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid debuted, the circuit, as well as its value by running the track at Inje Speedium, was a vehicle with a huge physique of more than 5m and space reserved for four occupants. I remembered that I made the value of’Porsche’ stand out more by presenting an excellent movement.
Good point: Coexistence of comfort and intensity, highly complete electric driving
Regrettable: Limitation of battery capacity that leaves some disappointment in usability
Attractive Porsche made with technology
It is true that Porsche’s know-how and the challenge of electrification technology are a bit far from the charm that the traditional Porsche presents. However, if I continue driving with the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, I feel that’this anomaly’ is also attractive enough and is of high value.
In particular, the latest technology, the’value created by technology’ reflecting the trend of the times, will certainly be considered the best weapon of the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.